P Key
19th March 2019

three years ago the “P” key broke on my laPtoP,
i’ve been coPying and Pasting the character ever since,

i never before realised how Prolific it was,
or how difficult it could be to find,
but i adaPted
learned to live without,
soon it became normal,
a routine like any other,

over time my shift key broke too,
no more question marks,
or exclamation Points,
so i exPressed myself in other ways,
less Punctuation,
more emojis,
less subtlety,
more intent,

other keys soon fell to the wayside,
the number one,
the “at” symbol,
the backsPace,
(that wsa a doozy),
though i was unaware,
each loss shaPed the way i wrote;
the wya i interacted with the world,
the way the world interacted with me,

It wasn’t until I used another keyboard,
A fully functioning one,
That I realised what I was missing,
As if a part of me had been returned,
An extra limb I’d forgotten I needed,

the revelation came at a Price:
with my ignorance shattered,
my laPtoP’s shrtcomings crashed over me,
no matter how i tried, i couldn’t unsee its failings,
the missing “P” was a hole i could not fill,

then one day someone told me i could actually get the whole keyboard rePaired quite easily,
but that seems like a lot of effort,
so,
🤷